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The Broken Drum (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green & Black Green HopExcellent1
Goacher's - Green HopExcellent1
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleExcellent1
Kent - Green DwarfExcellent1
Ripple Steam - Classic IPAExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud SurferExcellent1
Tonbridge - CoppernobGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good1
Ripple Steam - Original Best BitterGood2
Vibrant Forest - SummerlandsGood1
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Thieves 'N' FakirsGood1
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)Good1
Mad Cat - Red AleGood1
Billericay - Sex & Drugs & Rock & RollGood1
Mad Cat - Pow Wow Session Pale AleAcceptable1
Mad Cat - Crispin PaleAcceptable1
Humpty Dumpty - Let The Sunshine InAcceptable1
Southwark - Routemaster RedNot Tried0
Billericay - Billericay DickieNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - Farmhouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Southwark - Bermondsey BestNot Tried0
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Golden WobblerNot Tried0
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish BitterNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - Hopping Mad Green HoppedNot Tried0
Goacher's - Fine Light AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)Not Tried0

Visits Details

11 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. The Guv, who is now fully licensed to brew and vend beer, was sitting customer side tonight. My taste buds were tested to identify what turned out to be a green-hopped cider from Dudda's Tun.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Green Hop3.90Excellent
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)4.20Not Tried
02 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80ExcellentCask fresh on, gave a lot of mouthfeel
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green & Black Green Hop4.00Excellent
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish Bitter3.80Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Hopping Mad Green Hopped4.20Not TriedRan out
24 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Significant debate about Brexit, the Labour Party, forthcoming economic crashes and the subsequent recovery after a period of Brexit pain.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Excellent
Kent - Green Dwarf3.70ExcellentLittle bruv of Green Giant. I liked this green hopper but the Guv and others here did not. Oh well
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Thieves 'N' Fakirs4.30Not Tried
17 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40GoodEver reliable
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Thieves 'N' Fakirs4.30Good
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Golden Wobbler4.10Not Tried
10 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ripple Steam - Classic IPA4.50Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud Surfer4.50ExcellentAllegedly a hazy wheat beer, this was clear and citrussy!. Not to my taste but condition was excellent
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
03 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Red Ale3.90Good
Ripple Steam - Original Best Bitter4.10AcceptableNearing wend of cask, flat
Ripple Steam - Farmhouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Ripple Steam - American Pale Ale4.50Not TriedRan out
27 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ripple Steam - Original Best Bitter4.10Excellent
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)4.20Good
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
21 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Billericay - Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll5.00GoodStrong with a dry bitterness
Humpty Dumpty - Let The Sunshine In4.10Acceptable
Billericay - Billericay Dickie4.20Not Tried
13 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Pow Wow Session Pale Ale3.60Acceptable
Mad Cat - Crispin Pale4.00Acceptable
Southwark - Routemaster Red4.20Not Tried
09 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. The Guv here is very near to obtaining his commercial brewing licences.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Good
Vibrant Forest - Summerlands3.50GoodGood condition but not to my taste being a near lemon juicer
Southwark - Routemaster Red4.20Not Tried

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About The Broken Drum

The pub sign. The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent81
Good80
Acceptable48
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Blackfen, Greater London, DA15 9PT.

Bexley Borough's 3rd Micropub shop conversion in Westwood Lane planned to open in Spring 2015 sometime just after Eastertide. Finally opened on Friday 17th April 2015. Named after an inn in a Terry Pratchett novel. Formerly a nail salon called Simply Nails. Real ales and ciders sold under gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room visible through its glazed door. 2 level wooden stillage holds up to 10 casks. A settle in each bay window and low tables and chairs provide the seating. Unisex toilet. Has a small bar counter in one corner. Note that last sales are 30 minutes before the advertised closing time. SPBW London Pub of the Year 2018. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2018.

We have visited this pub 114 times, seen 269 different beers and tried 180 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 9PT